Monday, March 14, 2011

These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf

book jacketThis is a story of secrets and misunderstandings that affect every character in the novel.  It begins with the release of Allison Glenn to a halfway house after serving  five years in prison.  We are not told what the crime was but we do know it causes Allison to be rejected by all-even members of her own family.  Upon arrival at the halfway house Allison tries without success to get in touch with her sister Brynn to help her come to terms with her past and reestablish a sibling relationship.   
Each chapter is told from a different characters perspective.  This book is suspenseful and each time one thinks you know what is happening the author surprises you with a twist.  Heather Gudenauf is a good story teller.  I have read her debut novel, Weight of Silence and highly recommend that as well.


  1. This was a great book, one that will probably become a movie, because the twists and secrets are so engaging.

  2. I think you are right who should play Allison? DO read WEIGHT OF SILENCE it is an excellent read and her debut. She is such a fine storyteller.

  3. Great book. It kept me up way beyond my bedtime.